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St Paul's Cray
 

St Paul's Cray, St Paulinus


  • 3 bells hung for full circle ringing but unringable
  • Tenor: 7 cwt approx.
  • Grid Ref: TQ474691
  • Denomination: Church of England
    Diocese (Anglican): Rochester
  • Kent County Association of Change Ringers District: Lewisham


Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date FounderRetuned
® 1 5 cwt approx.30½" 1624 Brian Eldridge, ChertseyNever
® 2 6 cwt approx.32" 1400 UnknownNever
® 3 7 cwt approx.33" 1859 John Warner & SonsNever

®  - Hung for full circle ringing

Earlier tenor

Bell DateFounderRetunedFate
Tenor (of 3)1597Anthony WakefieldNeverRecast in 1859

History

c 1400 Present middle bell cast.
1552 Record of 4 bells in the tower. [1]
1597 Tenor cast by Anthony Wakefield, an itinerant founder from Sussex.
1624 Present treble cast.
1797 Hasted notes 3 bells in the tower.
1859 Tenor was recast.
1887 Stahlschmidt records 3 bells in the tower.
2002 Church closed and declared redundant.
[1] Item iiij bells sated in the steple on saints bell. (Edwardian Inventory)

Full list of peals on Bellboard here
Full list of quarters on Bellboard here


Love's Guide to the Church Bells of Kent Page updated: 1 April 2016